Nearshore IT Outsourcing: Definition, Advantages and Disadvantages

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Mai Le

2022-07-04 03:21:37

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Continuing the series of Offshore, Nearshore and Offshore IT Outsourcing, we take a deep dive into Nearshore IT Outsourcing in this article. We mention 3 aspects: definition, advantages and disadvantages. 


1. The definition of Nearshore IT Outsourcing 

Nearshore IT outsourcing means assigning software-related tasks to a third-party partner based in a different country in the same time zone or within a few hours. For example, a digital marketing agency in Vietnam partnered with a Chinese software development firm. 


2. The advantages of Nearshore IT Outsourcing 

  • 2 parties don't have to work extra or late at night. 

  • Business travels are easier, more accessible, and more economical. 

  • 2 parties share the same or quite similar cultures. 

  • Nearshore requires lower average salaries compared to onshore. 


3. The disadvantages of Nearshore IT Outsourcing 

  • You'll have fewer alternatives because you'll only be able to choose from suppliers in nearby nations. 

  • A lack of management control and monitoring of the vendor's procedures can cost you a lot of time (and money). 

  • There's a potential danger that trade secrets will be compromised. 

  • Low-quality product delivery – this is frequently the consequence of a nearshore partner working on many projects at the same time. 

  • Cost overruns are inevitable since each change made to the final product is charged separately. 


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